THE highlight on the calendar for Rhyl horror fans has been hailed a success.

The second Rhyller Thriller Horror Extravaganza was held at the Town Hall on Saturday.

A festival of all things horror, it attracted horror fanatics from near and far, including London and Brussels.

Director Neil Marshall was the guest of honour, taking part in a Q&A, along with Janine Pipe and actor Craig Conway, after screenings of his acclaimed Dog Soldiers and The Descent.

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A popular addition to the event was the fringe alternative market, which people could visit for free.

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On offer were a range of alternative, goth and horror wares and collectables.


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Several short films were shown, with the inaugural Bloody Seagull Award being presented to Amelie Leroy for her short film Wilderness.

Out for a Film Media, a new partnership between filmmakers Thomas Ellis and Addie Davies based Llanddulas Youth and Community Centre, screened a “family-friendly” entry in the short film competition. It starred local youngsters aged 6 to 18.

North Wales horror creators Hellbound Media gave the audience a sneak peak of a trailer for a forthcoming film shot in Meliden, Wrexham and Flintshire starring Hollywood actor and "most famous man in Rhyl" Spencer Wilding and Hellraiser 2's Barbie Wilde.

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The event is organised by Rhyl business leaders Chad Jones and Tomos Rowlands.

Before the event, Chad said: "Our dream is to create something special for Rhyl that brings people to this town."

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After the event, hinting at a third Rhyller Thriller in 2025, Chad posted: "Just got home about an hour ago want to say a massive thank you for making Rhyller Thriller 2: Revenge Of The Thriller an amazing event. I really hope everyone enjoyed it. I could not have done it with out any of my friends Tomos Rowlands, Jason Neil Jones, Peter Jones, Tracie Jones, Charleigh Collett Mckeown, Bet Gibbssnd, my family, my wife and son.

"Big plans for 2025 see you all in a year."